"This fall, I will have two Alg 1 classes. The students will each have a computer. We will be using an online textbook. Right now I am recommending that students use MS OneNote or (if they are using MAC) MS Word in Notebook mode. The online text has…"
"My district allows Googel docs, and it's amazing what we can do with these diverse tools! My sixth graders created surveys on the topic of survival (answer formats including multiple choice, scales, check boxes, open ended answer, etc.) and…"
"What seems to be a constant in so many districts is that the IT department makes instructional decisions. Why is that? And why are social networking sites - including chat features, etc. - viewed as a "problem" at best and contrary to…"
"The last effort on my part to have Google Docs unblocked was met with a denial saying that the chat feature of it is unacceptable to the district's IT dept. It seems that they do not understand that if the site is setup for a school that the…"
I've been trying to get my district's IT department to allow access to Google Docs. To bring some data to them I would like to get replies from teachers/administrators that have access to use Google Docs in your classrooms. I have afeeling I work in one of the only districts to block the Google Docs website. I'm not asking if you usethe website in your classrooms. I'm just asking if you have access tothe site. Please respond to this discussion if you do or do not haveaccess to Google Docs.See More
"I display the PowerPoint examples from the text on a projection screen using a mounted projector. My classroom does not have an interactive whiteboard. The students can follow along with those examples on the screen or with their online book. My…"
"Very interesting blog about notetaking. We (inclusion class) are not fortunate to have the technology; however, I am taking some of your ideas about notetaking. The students complete a problem, and the solutions are discussed together. They are…"
"I work for a small school and, due to such small staff numbers (4 full time), our PD sessions can be really focused toward the current needs of the staff. So far all but one of the PD sessions I have attended have been very relevant and very…"
"I think professional development is important if the participant chooses to take the most out of the program. I happen to love gaining ideas and having more experienced teachers help me in my role as a teacher. I feel that online professional…"
"Hi! I am currently going to begin my final placement at a high school for History and after that is completed I'll be finished my course and will be out looking for jobs, and it seems like it is getting harder and harder to find jobs in a…"
With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
A group to review best practices in autism education in public/private school settings. An open exchange of ideas intended to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Exploring how to infuse technolgy with this diverse group of learners.